The 2nd Life Of Used EV Batteries

The fate of lithium-ion batteries in electric vehicles (EVS) is an important issue for manufacturers, policymakers and EV owners to address. The economic potential for battery reuse, or “second life,” could help decrease the upfront costs of EV batteries and increase the value of a used EV. Read more →

California May Soon Mandate Uber & Lyft Shift To Electric Vehicles

California reports transportation in general contributes to half of the state’s greenhouse gas emissions and 70% of that comes from light-duty vehicles. Uber, Lyft and others within the light-duty transportation network contribute about 1% of California’s light-duty vehicle greenhouse gas emissions. The California Air Resources Board (CARB) is developing a plan to mandate a phased shift to electric vehicles. Read more →

Getting to 100% renewable energy

Getting to 100 percent renewables isn’t just about investing heavily in wind and solar. Utilities can get to 50 percent easily enough this way, even to 70, 80 or 90 percent. However, Colorado utility executives say the last 10 to 30 percent will require an expanded electricity market, cost-effective battery storage, and finessed demand on the local level. Read more →